Food and Nutrition

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) administers the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Programs. These programs promote the health and well-being of children and help fight hunger and obesity. Organizations such as schools, child care centers and non-profits are reimbursed for providing healthy meals to children. Use the left sidebar to navigate to resources and information for each program.

Food and Nutrition COVID-19 Resources


Connect with Us

Please visit the Connect with Us page for a one-stop shop to connect with the MDE Food and Nutrition Service. On this page, you can subscribe to the Nutrition Program Bulletin, view an archive of past Bulletins, and login to or sign up for Cyber-Linked Interactive Child Nutrition System (CLiCS).

Learn about Civil Rights for USDA Programs

MDE is an equal opportunity provider and follows all civil rights laws and regulations for USDA programs. Read the USDA Non-Discrimination Statement to learn about civil rights policies in USDA programs, and the procedure for filing discrimination complaints to the USDA.

View Nutrition Program Data and Reports

To pull public data and reports on Minnesota nutrition programs - including sponsor and site information, the USDA Foods Received Report for the Auditor, and more - go to the "Food and Nutrition Programs" section of the MDE Data Reports and Analytics page.

View Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Sitemap

View the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) sitemap to see a full list of pages and sub-pages on the FNS section of the MDE website.